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Freshman Dorm: Swig
Allison (Clinton) Rak ’92 writes, "I'm living in San Carlos, Calif., and am married to Adam Rak—we recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have three daughters, ages 10, 7, and 5. I own a boutique consulting firm, Vatoca Partners, specializing in consumer insight and innovation. I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with my SCU classmates at our reunion in October!"
Allison Rak http://www.linkedin.com/in/vatoca
Scott Olsen ’92 and wife Barbara (Hehir) Olsen J.D. ’96, a boy, Mark Edward, on June 30, 2011. He joins his brother William (4), and sister Morgan (9). The family resides in San Jose, Calif.
Matt Maese '92 married Darcy Yaley (UND '96) on August 28, 1999. Marriage Convalidation at St. Simon Parish July 28, 2012.
Jenny Lynn (Elmore) Campbell '92 and Gabriel '00 welcomed their new baby boy, Gianni Marcel, on Jan. 6, 2012. All three recently moved back to San Diego.
Harald Batista MBA ’92, an entrepreneur with more than two decades of sales and marketing experience, was named to Prophecy Platinum Corporation’s board of directors.
Saleel Awsare M.S. ’92 was named vice president and general manager at Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications. With more than 25 years experience, he will head its audio, embedded modem, and fax businesses.
Prior, Awsare served as president of Nuvoton’s U.S. operations and general manager of the company’s audio and voice divisions. He has five patents and has written for multiple publications.
Patricia L. Sullivan '93 is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Who Wins? Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2012.
Mark Pitchford MBA ’93 was named managing director of sales and service at Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company. Pitchford will be based at the San Francisco headquarters.
Pitchford joined Esurance from Allstate, where he was senior vice president of direct sales and service. Prior to Allstate, Pitchford held senior marketing, sales, and customer service positions at Hanaro Telecom and Hanaro Media (in South Korea), Qwest Communications, and AT&T.
Jacinto Palomino ’93 is the Division IV District Court Judge in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is a candidate in the November 2012 election. Read a profile in the Las Cruces Sun-News.
Patricia (Aquino) Magolske '93 and husband John Magolske—a daughter, Stella Rose, on Jan. 5, 2013. The family resides in San Francisco.
Brian T. Leonard ’93, an attorney with Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, is included on the 2012 Southwest Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers magazine. The peer-reviewed listing is reserved for just 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state who are 40 years old or younger and who have practiced law for 10 years or less.
Leonard joined the Phoenix-based accident and personal injury law firm in 2007, following six years of working in the practice area with his father. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions. Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.
Aldo ’93 and Alexandra Ghiozzi ’93 both run businesses from their home in Brentwood, Calif. Aldo owns Impressions, one of only three worldwide fulfillment companies for small press games. Alexandra is owns a travel agency specializing in cruises and European vacations. Daughter Adriana is a sophomore at Carondelet High School, and Sophia is in sixth grade and dances in the local Nutcracker.
Lara E. Zientek Colvert '93 writes that she is pursuing psychology in the form of massage therapy. Over the years, her bodywork studies have taken her to Oakland and Hawaii, where she spent a very relaxing four weeks learning Lomi Lomi massage. She currently works as an on-call therapist in Campbell, stays involved with her two beautiful children, Tia and Stephen, sings with Ladyesong Vocal Ensemble, as well as another small group, and occasionally gets to perform with her husband, Bill Colvert, who is the trained "real" singer in the family. She also loves to spend time with her amazingly supportive friends, hiking, biking, singing, and taking her children to Santa Clara University every now and then to see all of the changes.
Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt welcomed daughter Regina Virginia Vogt on September 30, 2012.
Kelly O'Brien J.D. ’94 married RJ Sebrasky on Feb. 4, 2012. She is expecting her third baby boy on May 24, 2013.
Steven B. McLaughlin ’94 writes: “Currently serving in the Army Reserve. I was accepted to the U.S. Army War College in a two-year program for a master's in strategic studies.”
Monica Makiewicz '94 was named principle of Glendale High School in California. She previously served as an assistant and associate principal at the school. Makiewicz taught in Monrovia and Vista before coming to Glendale High School in 2005.
Tom Gemetti ’94 was appointed to a two-year term on the Campbell Union School District governing board. Gemetti, who has a background in finance and accounting, also works full time as an assistant controller at Brocade, a networking equipment manufacturer in San Jose
Jim Fleming, S.J., M.Div. ’94, executive VP of Wheeling Jesuit University, has been appointed the institution’s tenth president by the board of trustees, effective July 1, 2013. He will succeed Mr. Richard Beyer, who has decided not to seek a second term.
Malcolm J. Carruthers '94 was appointed manager of customer support for Comtech Xicom Technology Inc. in Santa Clara. Earlier this year he presented a paper at the IVEC/IVESC Conference titled "The More Things Change, the More They Stay The Same," a retrospective and prospective look at the vacuum tube industry. Comtech Xicom Technology is a world leader in satellite communications (satcom) amplifiers, some of which will be used to transmit the 2012 London Olympics to countries around the world.
Mariah (Youngkin) Baughn '94 has completed a pathology residency at U.C. San Diego and a hematopathology fewlloship at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. She has accepted a position as a staff pathologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. She resides in San Diego with husband Jeff Baughn MBA '03 and son Evan (10).